ISHN's annual "State of the EHS Nation" reader survey points to where budget money will go in 2017, the overall health of funding departments and initiatives, and specific hazard mitigation priorities.
Cutting your food at dinner, driving to the store to get milk, walking through puddles on the floor from your shower, and navigating around a dog toy at 2 a.m. have all caused someone varying degrees of pain at some point.
Selecting the right FR clothing is a vital part of protecting employees against heat- and fire-related hazards, but if employees don’t wear their FR garments properly, the safety benefits are significantly reduced.
While most of us have never experienced an arc flash or flash fire first hand, it has been proven that these events do occur more commonly than you might think and FR clothing has been proven to greatly enhance your survivability chances should you be exposed to one of these hazards.
Workers in utility and oil and gas industries have specific needs for high-visibility and FR protection on the job. They operate in areas with large amounts of electrically charged equipment and flammable materials, often during nighttime and in complex settings.
In the course of my travels and visits to a great many diverse business facilities over the last few years, I have come across very few situations where standing operators have not been provided with some sort of relief from the hard floors of their workplace.
Due to a growing number of catastrophic fires and explosions caused by combustible dust in the last decade, OSHA has recognized combustible dust as a hazard. The presence of dust in a factory is now at the top of the list of items to inspect during an audit.
Health concerns related to prolonged sitting on the job have received considerable attention. With the focus on getting sedentary employees on their feet, it’s important to remember that excessive standing is just as detrimental to long-term health as excessive sitting.
All parties involved in confined space work must employ a safety-first mentality. That means utilizing a mix of proper preparation techniques, putting these practices into action and ensuring the right people are in position.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) program is an asset to your employees, your customers and guests. An AED ensures your facility is ready to handle a cardiac emergency. Having one close at hand is the best chance for survival for a sudden cardiac arrest victim.
On February 15, Labor-Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration after it became clear he lacked the necessary Senate Republican support to be confirmed. Puzder had drawn criticism for opposing the minimum wage and expanding overtime eligibility.
Ivanka Trump’s upcoming (May 2017) book, “Women who work: Rewriting the Rules for Success” contains an unwritten message for the demographic mean 53-year-old male OSH pro: “you need to change with the times.”
Areview of the literature on the causes of arc flash and other electrical accidents most often points to worker carelessness as the number one problem. “Carelessness” may be too broad of a generalization.
It is a universal truth that almost everyone has experienced stress in their lives. The stress beast can dig its claws into people at work, at home, in their social lives and in their relationships, or while watching headline news about the latest terrorist attack.
Recently one of our potential customers asked this question: For a firm that has a DART rate of 0.5, and would like to get to a DART rate of 0.2, to help make the compelling case for change, what is the likelihood that you’re more likely to experience an SIF event having a DART rate of 0.5, thus the need for change?
Ingot™ Safety Glasses feature a high end, metal-frame look to give it a modern style, without the metal-frame price. The sleek painted frame is actually made of poly-carbonate, making it extremely lightweight for all-day wear. Plus, a soft nose piece and rubber temples provide additional comfort.
Encon® will introduce Primo™, a new safety spectacle, to the Veratti® line of personal protective equipment during the VPPPA National Conference and Expo. The Veratti® Primo™ is the first model of a new family of safety spectacles offering the new AFR™ (Advanced Fog Resistance) lens coating introduced by Encon® last year on the 160/500/750AFR chemical splash goggles.
PIP is proud to introduce Bouton® Fogless®3Sixty™, a high performance fogless® lens technology. Fogless®3Sixty™ is a premium anti-fog technology that resists fogging in the most extreme conditions and exceeds standard anti-fog options while being able to withstand multiple lens cleanings without losing its anti-fog capability. It is available in PIP’s Bouton Optical Recon™, Captain™, Fuselage™ and Stone™ product stylings.
Honeywell announces it has expanded the number of Uvex® safety eyewear products featuring Uvex HydroShield anti-fog lens coating – from 10 to 51 – to deliver maximum protection in more styles for more work environments. The revolutionary coating delivers up to 60-times longer-lasting fog-free protection and two-times greater scratch resistance than the next best Uvex anti-fog coated products.
Optimize safety, optical clarity, comfort, and style with the new ES6 Crossfire® by Radians®. This premium eyewear is ANSI Z87.1+ rated for protection against high-mass and high-velocity impact and provides 99.9 UV protection. Designed with inlaid temple grips and a soft rubber nosepiece, the ES6 is lightweight, sleek and stylish and is offered in several frame and lens choices including HD lenses for enhanced clarity, polarized lenses for glare protection, and other trending lens colors like blue mirror.
Westex UltraSoft®, flame resistant (FR) fabric wearers know and trust, is now offered in an ANSI 107 certified high visibility yellow for critical visibility conditions. Westex UltraSoft® high-vis is UL-certified to NFPA 2112, meets NFPA 70E PPE Category 2, and is guaranteed flame resistant for the life of the garment.
PIP introduces Duo-Pro, the first ANSI Type R Class 3 short-sleeve T-Shirt with a patented integrated Pritex® A2 sleeve. The 5 oz polyester mesh shirt comes with 2” silver reflective tape and an upper chest pocket. The Proprietary Pritex™ blend with antimicrobial fibers provides exceptional comfort and will not cause skin irritation coupled with ANSI A2 cut protection.
The TruGuard™ 250 Hi-Vis FR Cotton Jacket and Vest from Black Stallion® are the first value-priced FR-treated 100% cotton garments with ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 high-visibility compliance, designed specifically for the welding, safety, and industrial markets. The flame-resistant reflective striping on both garments meets ANSI/ISEA standards and the unique stripe configuration on the back maximizes the available print area to customize with a graphic or company logo.
Ergodyne added new products to its GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel Line in preparation for summer outdoor work. These new garments provide ANSI-compliant visibility to prevent struck-by accidents and are packed with features to help workers beat the heat. Each item is made of as an ANSI-compliant polyester breathable knit for heat stress management along with other unique features.
Radians’ Quilted Reversible 4-in-1 insulated Ripstop jacket provides superior, cross-seasonal comfort and weather protection. Radians’ RadWear® SJ510 is an ultra-lightweight and versatile jacket that reverses from dark, low-profile grey to a Class 3 Hi-Viz yellow jacket with reflective tape. The zippered sleeves can be easily removed converting the jacket into a Class 2 vest or a non-rated stylish quilted black vest, a popular wardrobe essential.